Chilling Story Moves Lawmakers to Action

A chilling story told by a 40-year-old Columbia woman about her experiences in junior high has prompted lawmakers to consider ways to crack down on the sexual abuse of teachers. Amy Hester Davis has recounted her story before the House Education Committee. Davis...

Internet Harassment Seen as Tough to Tackle

Missouri hopes to crack down on Internet harassment, but drafting legislation to fit the problem might be much tougher than first thought. A special task force began reviewing the topic in light of the Megan Meier tragedy. Megan was the St. Louis County teen-ager who...

Porter Pleads Guilty to Killing Children

A guilty plea brings to an end the saga of two murdered Independence children whose bodies were found, in September, in Sugar Creek. Daniel Porter, the children’s father, had failed to return Sam and Lindsey Porter to their mother’s custody following a...

Record Number of Child Pornography Cases Prosecuted

The federal prosecutor in St. Louis has prosecuted a record number of child pornography cases this year; 52 so far.  Last year, prosecutor Catherine Hanaway and her staff prosecuted 34 cases last year. Hanaway credits the increase to a national effort started in...